How to Figure Margin for Commodity Spreads – Inside FuturesPosed On September 24th, 2014


How to Figure Margin for Commodity Spreads
Inside Futures
I received an email from a student in Singapore regarding the margin for Spread trading and where to find it. Spread trading is gaining more popularity, even internationally based on the emails I have been receiving. Let's now look at two different

Source:How to Figure Margin for Commodity Spreads – Inside Futures

Scottish referendum: Markets put chance of 'No' vote at 81pc – Telegraph.co.ukPosed On September 24th, 2014


Scottish referendum: Markets put chance of 'No' vote at 81pc
Telegraph.co.uk
But David Madden, market analyst at IG, said the Scottish referendum binary is "by far one of the most actively traded, and [with the] most balanced flow" that the spread better had ever seen, meaning that investors' predictions for the outcome are

Source:Scottish referendum: Markets put chance of 'No' vote at 81pc – Telegraph.co.uk

Scottish independence odds: bookmakers ignore close polls – The Week UKPosed On September 17th, 2014

Telegraph.co.uk
Scottish independence odds: bookmakers ignore close polls The Week UK According to the Daily Telegraph, the markets are in tune with bookmakers in believing the Scots will reject independence. Brenda Kelly, chief market strategist at the leading financial spread better IG, told the paper that a straw poll of nearly 200 It’s the economy, stupid! Scots focus on moneyThe Daily Star PM To Make Final Plea Against Scottish SplitKey 103 Manchester all 4,205 news articles »
Source:Scottish independence odds: bookmakers ignore close polls – The Week UK

Wall Street ends lower as Apple falls, bond yields rise – ReutersPosed On September 10th, 2014

Reuters
Wall Street ends lower as Apple falls, bond yields rise Reuters In the options market, Apple options volume rose to a record daily volume of 2.97 million contracts traded, according to Henry Schwartz, president of options analytics firm Trade Alert. Contract volume was about three times normal and calls led puts by and more »
Source:Wall Street ends lower as Apple falls, bond yields rise – Reuters

Traders Brace for Bond Volatility Before Rate Increases – BloombergPosed On September 9th, 2014

Traders Brace for Bond Volatility Before Rate Increases Bloomberg Implied volatility on the Treasury ETF is 2.1 points higher than for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, according to data compiled by Bloomberg on one-month options closest to the share prices. The spread reached 3.1 on Sept. 2, the biggest premium since August and more »
Source:Traders Brace for Bond Volatility Before Rate Increases – Bloomberg

Gold poised for triangle breakdown – City IndexPosed On August 30th, 2014

Gold poised for triangle breakdown City Index Gold (daily chart shown below) has continued to trade in a relative slump near the bottom of a large triangle pattern that extends back to the 1180-area multi-year low at the end of 2013 and the March 2014 high of 1392. The current environment of low
Source:Gold poised for triangle breakdown – City Index

Traders see sport betting as new asset class – Financial TimesPosed On August 29th, 2014

Traders see sport betting as new asset class Financial Times Sports bet traders believe the field has the potential to be a sophisticated financial asset class, far removed from the stereotyped image of a dingy bookmaker’s shop. It revolves largely around betting exchanges such as BetFair that allow users both
Source:Traders see sport betting as new asset class – Financial Times

Brent-WTI spreads further apart – Resource InvestorPosed On August 22nd, 2014

Resource Investor
Brent-WTI spreads further apart Resource Investor WTI for October delivery fell as much as 95 cents to $92.50 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The U.S. benchmark crude was at a discount of $8.56 a barrel to Brent for October. The spread closed at $8.83 yesterday, the … Crude firms on batch of upbeat U.S. economic indicatorsNASDAQ US crude rises ahead of expiration; Brent crude slides on ChinaDaniels Trading Must-know: Why the WTI-Brent spread is wideningMarket Realist Peninsula On-line all 670 news articles »
Source:Brent-WTI spreads further apart – Resource Investor

Japanese trade currencies, interest rates, and export surpluses – Market RealistPosed On August 21st, 2014

Japanese trade currencies, interest rates, and export surpluses Market Realist Countries with relatively higher interest rates should have forward exchange rates that are expected to appreciate and vice-versa. However, this doesn’t usually work out. It leads to speculative opportunities for traders that are betting on a
Source:Japanese trade currencies, interest rates, and export surpluses – Market Realist

Malaise makes German bonds more attractive than US – The Globe and MailPosed On August 20th, 2014

Malaise makes German bonds more attractive than US The Globe and Mail In Germany, the so-called 2/10 spread has fallen from 174 basis points in January to 98 basis points, the lowest since 2008. The decline in the U.K. over the same period is from 249 to 168 basis points. In the United States, it is from 265 to 194 basis and more »
Source:Malaise makes German bonds more attractive than US – The Globe and Mail